After the Obama administration decided to abstain from the UNSC’s vote on a resolution condemning Israeli settlements on 12/23 (see Update on Conflict and Diplomacy in JPS 46 ), thereby allowing it to pass, both Republican and Democrat leaders in Congress criticized the outgoing president for neglecting Israel. This resolution, disapproving of the UNSC resolution and Obama’s abstention, typified their complaints. It also affirmed Congress’s commitment to work with Pres.-elect Trump to strengthen the U.S. alliance with Israel.
23 cosponsors (23R).
Last major action: 12/30/16 referred to the House Comm. on Foreign Affairs.